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The Northern Rivalry: Manchester City vs Liverpool

Manchester City vs Liverpool

Photo by Jack Hunter // CC0 1.0 The North West cities of England punch above their weight when it comes to football. The teams of Liverpool and Manchester have a success rate better than that of rivals in London, despite the capital city being significantly bigger. These northern teams have gone through different phases over

Michael Zorc – BVB through thick and thin

Michael Zorc

The name Michael Zorc, to the majority of young football enthusiasts, might be synonymous with the best Sporting Director in world football. Zorc has been the Director of Football at Borussia Dortmund from well before the Jürgen Klopp era. He was instrumental in bringing the likes of Ousmane Dembélé, Shinji

Carles Puyol – Més Que un Capitan

Puyol

Let's turn the clock back for a bit. It's the last day of January in 2013, as light snow and cold wind cloak the streets of Madrid. Santiago Bernabeu is ready to host the first of two legs of the Copa Del Rey Semi-Finals as they welcome their abhorred rivals

Sergio Ramos- The unparalleled legacy of the Dark Knight.

RAMOS

Manuel Neuer was standing tall, with his feet firmly planted to the ground. Los Blancos were facing the Bavarians in their quest for 10th European glory in the semi-finals and both teams were inseparable after 210 minutes of football. Following the penalty misses of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka, Sergio Ramos

Philipp Lahm – The Magic Dwarf who became a football giant

PHILIPP LAHM

How does one define leadership? One technical definition according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is 'A person who leads'. Elsewhere it says that a leader is one who commands and influences a group of people towards the achievement of a goal. I could go on but you get the gist. However,

John Terry – Captain, Leader, Legend!

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The commander in chief of Chelsea’s defence, who rallied his troops to every battle is the epitome of leadership. He played every minute wearing his heart on his sleeve and was a living example of the idea that the name in front of the shirt is always bigger than the

Paolo Maldini – Il Capitano

“My grandfather is Milan, my father is Milan, I’m Milan and my son is Milan. Forget it”.  And that was that. The mere suggestion that his son could one day ply his trade somewhere other than Milan was so scandalous, that even Sir Alex Ferguson could not escape Cesare Maldini’s disdain.

Francesco Totti – A Timeless Romance in Rome

Rome: a city of wonder and lore. This was the axis of civilization at a time of might and myth. This was the city where Caesar the monarch witnessed feats of glory at the Colosseum. The city where Michelangelo would weave so much of his wizardry. Many famous church shrines

Roy Keane – Irate, Insane, irreplaceable

Roy Keane

"Pass the fu*king ball forward, take risks, you're not at Leeds or West Ham now, you're at Manchester United!'  As Rio Ferdinand recalls the antics of his captain in his first training session there is less an air of fear and trepidation, and more a collective sense of respect. Whether he

Do teams still fear playing at the Bernabeu?

Bernabeu

Written by Enzo Karema The fortress which is home to 13 Champions League titles, 33 La Liga titles and several other titles won by the club used to frighten anyone who would come to play there to face Madrid. Whilst there have been a few underdogs coming and winning at the

As easy as ABC; flying the European flag for Italy

Atalanta

Football is back, and more importantly, so is the Champions League. Liverpool’s loss at Napoli and Chelsea’s Valencia setback have already given the English sides plenty to think about, with the likes of PSG hosting Real Madrid and Juventus travelling to Atletico sure to provide yet another warm welcome back

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